Jamaican police supt speaks to Cayman’s youth

| 23/01/2019
CNS Local Life

Community Policing Department officers with Asst Supt Coleridge Minto at UCCI

(CNS Local Life): As part of Support Our Youth Month, the Jamaican Assistant Superintendent of Police was the keynote speaker at the Planning for Youth Success Conference held at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Friday, 18 January. Coleridge Minto, of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who is also the Director for Security and Safety in Schools, addressed the students and teachers attending the conference.

Minto told the audience about the challenges faced by schools in Jamaica, the ways the police have been addressing them in partnership with the schools and students themselves, and the successes they have had, the RCIPS said in a press release.

He ended his presentation by “delivering an inspirational message to the students about how they can live up to their potential, using the story of his life as an example,” the press release stated.

Minto later visited police headquarters, where he met with Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and other senior officers, to discuss issues affecting both jurisdictions, local training opportunities, and best practices around community policing.

“It was a pleasure to meet with RCIPS officers, and use this opportunity to help strengthen the relationship between our organisations,” said Minto in the press release. “Likewise, I was very excited to be able to speak directly to the young people at the youth conference, as I believe that reaching them early is the key to ensuring their success.”

Inspector Courtney Myles, Head of the RCIPS Community Policing Department, said of the visit: “Asst Supt Minto’s talk was enlightening for us, as we look at sharing best practices around community policing and police outreach to youth.

“Our community police officers serve as liaisons to the schools, so for us it was a good opportunity for CPD officers to hear how problems are being addressed and partnerships created in our neighbouring jurisdiction.”

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